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Making some real progress on the New Building!

Naval Test Wing Atlantic personnel returning the F9F-8 (bureau number 144276) to the museum flight line on a very rainy and cold Friday morning, 5 December 2014.  The aircraft has just undergone a complete restoration by our shipmates at VX-1 aboard the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Maryland and looks beautiful!

The Mach Combat Simulators are improved and once again operational!

The Patuxent River Naval Air museum has initiated a modest admission fee is desired under an honor system to help defray operational costs.

The Exterior of the new Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Tourism Center is beginning to get its outer skin. 


a community supported museum,

is open and available. The museum is adjacent to the site where construction of the new Museum building has resumed.

22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

Phone: 301-863-1900


The museum celebrates the past, present and future of the Research, Development Test and Evaluation of Naval Aircraft.

We are open 10 AM until 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday -  Noon to 5 PM on Sundays. We will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Closed on Mondays, including Federal Holidays. Also closed on July 4, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

We charge a modest admission fee on the honor system. Something for all age groups.

The Museum Association is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your membership and any donations are fully tax deductible. Individual membership is only $50 and has benefits, including priority in our Mach Combat Flight Simulators.

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Visit our recently refurbished gift shop for a treasure trove of unique military aviation items.


Our Quarterly Newsletter


Spring 2014 (a .pdf File)

Winter 2014 (a .pdf File)

Winter 2013 (a .pdf File) 

Fall 2012 (a .pdf File)

Summer 2012 (a .pdf File) 

Spring 2012 (a .pdf File) 

Winter 2012 (a .pdf File)

Fall 2011 (a .pdf File)

Spring 2011 Newsletter (a .pdf File)

Winter 2010 Newsletter (a .pdf file)


It is the Association’s task to assist in the attainment of the Navy's Patuxent River Naval Air Museum’s (PRNAM) mission and the presentation of its displays to further elevate the PRNAM’s prestige in keeping with Navy desires and plans. Included in the Association’s purpose is the raising of funds necessary for enhancing the attractiveness of the Museum for the community and the visiting public.


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We are proud to support our world renowned resident aviation artist Hank Caruso. See more of Hank's work at Hank Caruso's AEROCATURES


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